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UPDATE: Plea deals rejected in false cancer case

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) – Wednesday morning, a Hanover judge rejected two separate plea deals in the case of a mother accused of lying about having cancer.

The initial plea was rejected because it did not include jail time. Court went into a brief recess to work out another plea, but it too was rejected.

Nicholas' defense attorney stated in court, money had been paid back to those allegedly victimized in this incident.

Nicholas will appear back in court in early February as her defense team works on a revised plea.

NBC12 was in the courtroom. We'll have much more on this story, tonight on NBC12 News.

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HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - A Hanover mother accused of lying about having cancer is expected in court Wednesday.

Police say Martha Nicholas lied about having the disease to get thousands of dollars from people.

Many people and cancer organizations are still upset over what she's accused of doing.

The 42-year-old is charged with two counts of obtaining money under false pretenses.

Police say that money was supposed to help pay for her cancer treatments.

But they explain there's no evidence she was ever treated for any type of cancer.

Investigators say Nicholas took part in events like Relay for Life, volunteered for the American Cancer Society, and raised $12,000. She didn't get any of that money.

No one is sure just how much money Nicholas raised for herself.

Police say they have evidence of people who gave her money because they thought she was sick.

Nicholas is expected in court at 9 a.m.

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